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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

At WesleyLife Retirement Community, RFID Brings Freedom to Residents

The system, from Stanley Healthcare, brings peace of mind to the citizenry of The Village, by enabling them to request help regardless of where they are on the 37-acre campus.

Health Care Case Studies

RFID Helps Maintain Shuttle Buses

Seattle Children's Hospital deployed a fleet-management system that automates vehicle inspections.

Health Care Features

RFID Helps Hospitals Clean Up Their Act

Hand-hygiene monitoring solutions reduce infection rates and related costs.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Believing in RFID

My conviction that radio frequency identification technology will be adopted widely in the near future is based on the knowledge that it can reduce waste in many industries.

Health Care Expert Views

Improving Food Safety and Quality In China

A platform that uses Internet of Things technologies can be used to monitor the country's food supply.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Choose a Passive UHF Handheld Reader

Ergonomics, read range and battery life lead the list of issues that must be considered when selecting the proper reader for your deployment.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • Xerafy XS Series RFID Tags Case Study: Surgical Instrument Management
    Published November 2013
    South Carolina's Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center has deployed a UHF RFID solution to track expensive surgical instruments and other equipment, in order to reduce losses and the amount of time workers spend locating equipment. This case study, from Xerafy, explains how the facility has implemented EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to help identify surgical probes that are often accidentally thrown away after procedures. The tags also help the hospital track the progress of its decontamination, sterilization and staging processes, which can assist personnel in ensuring compliance with sterilization procedures, calibration and certification. (2 pages)
  • Improving Patient Safety and Hospital Efficiency With RFID and RTLS Technologies
    Published July 2013
    Health-care facilities employ radio frequency identification and real-time location systems to identify, locate and monitor patients, visitors, staff members, assets and equipment. These technologies improve safety, enhance the quality of care, reduce financial waste and foster patient satisfaction. This white paper, written by Schneider Electric's Steve Nibbelink, provides guidance about how RFID and RTLS can be leveraged though integration with security control and monitoring systems.
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